A. Beig printing and publishing house - A. Beig Druckerei und Verlag

The logo of the A. Beig publishing house

The A. Beig Druckerei und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (short: Beig publishing house ) is the highest circulation publisher in Pinneberg . The seven -day , Sunday and weekly newspapers of the publisher achieve a paid circulation of 25,645 copies, an increase of 2.4 percent since 1998. [1] The company's headquarters is located in Pinneberg . Medien holding: nord gmbh, which is behind the publisher, has been part of the media group NOZ MEDIEN and mh: n MEDIEN since 2016.


A. Beig-Verlag publishes the following daily newspapers, which appear Mondays to Saturdays:

The publisher also issues the following publications:

  • tip - Pinneberger Tageblatt on Sunday (weekly)
  • tip - Quickborner Tageblatt on Sunday (weekly)
  • tip - Schenefelder Tageblatt on Sunday (weekly)
  • tip - Wedel-Schulauer Tageblatt on Sunday (weekly)
  • tip - Uetersener Nachrichten am Sonntag (weekly)
  • Rissener Rundschau (weekly)
  • Wednesday (weekly)
  • UeNa-Tip (weekly)
  • CITY talk Pinneberg (monthly)
  • The local (Pinneberg, Elmshorn, Quickborn, Barmstedt)


Contrary to the market trend, the publisher has been able to increase its total circulation in recent years. The circulation sold has increased by 2.4 percent since 1998. [2] It is currently 25,645 copies. [3] This corresponds to an increase of 593 pieces. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 80.1 percent.

Development of the sold circulation [4]

Newspaper and publishing history

A. Beig-Verlag in Pinneberg , Damm 9-19

The first edition of the newspaper was published in 1858 under the title Pinneberger Wochenblatt , published by Andreas Dietrich Erdmann Beig at Bahnhofstrasse 25/27 in Pinneberg . From 1866 the paper was published twice a week, in the same year the company moved to Moltkestrasse 25 in Pinneberg. In 1879, Andreas Dietrich Erdmann Beig's only son, Carl Andreas Beig, took over the business. In 1890 the company moved to its current location at Damm 9-19 in Pinneberg.

In 1896 the pace of publication changed again and the Pinneberger Wochenblatt appeared three times a week, since 1906 on Mondays to Saturdays. Therefore the newspaper was renamed to Pinneberger Tageblatt in 1907 . In 1914 Carl Andreas Beig bought a 16-page rotary printing press from Albert & Cie, Frankenthal , built in 1906, in Berlin format , in which the newspaper is still printed today. In 1925, a new 32-page rotary printing press was purchased from Vogtländische Maschinenfabrik AG .

In 1943, for reasons of war economics, the newspapers Pinneberger Tageblatt , Elmshorner Nachrichten and Uetersener Nachrichten were forced to merge into the Holsteiner Nachrichten . Pinneberg remained the printing location. The last edition of the daily appeared on April 30, 1945, the publication of which did not resume until October 1, 1949. In the meantime, the company printed children's books from Richard-Hermes-Verlag, the public telephone books for Pinneberg, Elmshorn , Quickborn and Barmstedt , and the first Rowohlt rotary novel ("Settlement with Hitler" by Hjalmar Schacht), Dime novels by the publisher Angermann and the Alfons-Semrau-Verlag. A short time later, the daily newspapers summarized under the Holsteiner Nachrichten appeared again under their own titles.

In 1956 a hall was built in the former river bed of the Pinnau and the gravure press Albertina with eight printing units was taken over by the Herget / Stuttgart company. In 1957, Carl Andreas Beig's son, Andreas Beig, founded the Wedel-Schulauer Tageblatt , in 1965 the Quickborner Tageblatt and in 1972 the Schenefelder Tageblatt . In 1976, the company acquired a 32-page offset web from Albert, Frankenthal. So the Elmshorner Nachrichten could be printed again in Pinneberg. The company also founded the advertising paper Tageblatt - tip , which was later renamed tip and became the Sunday newspaper on September 16, 2012tip - Tageblatt am Sonntag was changed. In 1981 the company upgraded again and acquired the 32-page Uniman offset press from MAN , and in 1991 a 48-page Anilox Journal offset press from Albert Frankenthal.

After Andreas Beig died in 1980, his son Dieter Beig took over the management until he bought the media company in 1993 at the Schleswig-Holstein newspaper publisher sh: z in Flensburg (55 percent), Kieler Nachrichten (24 percent) and the Axel Springer Verlag (21 percent) sold. In 1999 the media house acquired a used 48-page offset press OF7 from the Swiss company Wifag. In 2001, the media company took over the Barmstedter Zeitung and the Hamburger Wochenblatt Hallo Elbe , whose publication was discontinued a few years later.

In 2004 a new 14 meter high hall was built at Damm 9-19 for a MAN Roland Colorman XXL, which at the time was the world's first extra-wide newspaper press. Since January 2008, A. Beig-Verlag, as well as Schleswig-Holsteinische Zeitungsverlag sh: z and Zeitungsverlag Schwerin, have been a wholly-owned subsidiary of medien holding: nord GmbH based in Flensburg. On January 1, 2013, the media company took over the Elmshorner Nachrichten [5] and, in February 2016, retroactively to the beginning of the year, the Uetersener Nachrichten along with its affiliated weekly papers. [6]


A. Beig-Verlag operates as A. Beig Druckerei und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG and is a limited partnership . A. Beig-Verlag, like Schleswig-Holsteinische Zeitungsverlag sh: z and Zeitungsverlag Schwerin, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of medien holding: nord GmbH in Flensburg , which in turn belongs to the NOZ media group. [7]

The publisher's managing director is Paul Wehberg, who until February 2011 headed the corporate division and the media / electronic media products of the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung and held various management positions. [8th]

editorial staff

Gerrit Bastian Mathiesen and Jan Schönstedt have been the editorial directors since July 1, 2016. [9]

The editors are Werner F. Ebke and the publisher Jan Dirk Elstermann. [10]


A. Beig-Verlag currently has more than 100 permanent employees. In addition to the branches and local editorial offices at the Pinneberg, Wedel, Quickborn, Barmstedt, Elmshorn and Uetersen locations, A. Beig-Verlag has general administration, scheduling / production, typesetting technology, advertising sales, sales and reader marketing, technology, rotation and at the Pinneberg location Shipping. The subsidiary VZG delivery and dispatch helper is also located there.


Editorial offices:

Individual evidence

  1. according to IVW , third quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on ivw.eu )
  2. according to IVW , ( details on ivw.eu )
  3. according to IVW , third quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on ivw.eu )
  4. according to IVW , fourth quarter ( details on ivw.eu )
  5. Wolf, Nanette: 150 years of the Pinneberger Tageblatt - anniversary edition, Pinneberg, June 17, 2008
  6. ^ "Realignment of the Uetersener Nachrichten". Uetersener Nachrichten, February 4, 2016, accessed on February 4, 2016 .
  7. dpa: On our own behalf: NOZ media group and media: holding: nord group are allowed to merge | shz.de . In: shz . ( shz.de [accessed on March 3, 2017]).
  8. Paul Wehberg takes over management of the A. Beig printing and publishing house. In: New Business. Retrieved February 3, 2014 .
  9. ^ A. Beig-Verlag: editorial staff with new dual leadership. In: Pinneberger Tageblatt . July 1, 2016, accessed August 29, 2016 .
  10. Imprint | shz.de . In: shz . ( shz.de [accessed on March 3, 2017]).